Uwe Rosler wants Brentford to bounce back from their Bradford horror show when face Tranmere next weekend.
The Bees' unbeaten record came to an end in spectacular fashion as they had goalkeeper David Button sent off in a 4-0 defeat at Valley Parade.
But boss Rosler expects Tranmere to be on the end of a backlash when Brentford head north on Saturday.
"We have to take the defeat with grace and with our heads up," he said.
"The red card was a harsh decision but after that we are not blaming anyone else, we are looking at ourselves.
"We had a good talk at half-time and after the game. We will react this week in training and we are building up for Tranmere."